WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a healthcare system based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The system includes three hospitals, a heart center, a children's hospital, and numerous outpatient facilities. WakeMed Health & Hospitals was founded in 1961 and has since grown to become one of the largest healthcare providers in the state. The system employs over 9,000 people and has over 1,000 physicians on staff. WakeMed Health & Hospitals is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to its patients and has been recognized for its excellence by various organizations, including U.S. News & World Report and the American Heart Association.